Found this forum randomly....very nice.
So, I started snowboarding this year after many years of skiing. I picked it up pretty well on my 2nd run. Needless to say, I improved as the day went on. I would consider myself to be more than a beginner at this point as I picked it up pretty fast. I had so much fun, actually, that I'm going to pick up a board. I might rent for a trip to Vail in March, or I might buy a board if the price is right at some point. So, I need some recs. Of course, I have 20 snowboarders giving me info that seems to contradict.....
Here's my stats!
Male, 5'8 1/2 age 30
Weight 155 to 175 depending on the time of the year. No joke. I'm in pretty good shape otherwise.
Type of skiing: general mountain, small jumps. No pipe stuff (YET
Experience: I will progress fairly rapidly it seems, I don't want to buy another board next year.
Feet 10 1/2 shoes. Tried on some Burton Modo 10s, today......maybe a bit big, but not much. Felt good.
So if I took the dive and got some equipment......I'd like some recs if ya'll wouldn't mind.
Boards: I've heard everything from getting a Burton Bullet to Lib Banana to Arbor A-Frame. What the heck?
Size board: I've heard everything from 154 to 161. My guess would be about 158.
Boots: I liked the Burton Modos, but who knows, I'll have to try others on when in the Vail area.
Bindings: Who knows.
Help a brother out.......
Thanks in advance~!